Police warned protesters they could face up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail prior to arresting them, the Houston Chronicle said.
"They feel strongly enough that they're going to take that risk," said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which helped organize the protest.
Among those arrested were a former Exxon employee and a former Chevron geologist, both of whom quit their jobs because they were concerned about the environmental impact they were having.
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